May 21, 2018

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening May 21-27, 2018, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.,

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Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
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Deadlines for faculty and staff


Wednesday, May 23

-- Panel: "The Future of General Aviation." Organizers: Purdue Policy Research Institute and PEGASAS, the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability. Moderator: Dmitri Mavris, Regents Professor at Georgia Tech. Panelists hold high-level positions in industry and government. 8:15 a.m. in Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Hiler Theater. Event is free public kickoff for PEGASAS annual meeting; rest of meeting requires registration. Article

-- Homecoming planning meeting. Initial general session for any interested colleges, schools or other units to send a representative. Organizer: Office of Special Events. 11 a.m. Dauch Alumni Center, Room 2205. RSVP to requested. Article

Thursday, May 24

-- Memorial Day event. Organizers: Veterans Success Center; Purdue Memorial Union. Flag retirement and honoring of those who have served in the nation's armed forces. 10:30 a.m. PMU, front lawn. Inclement weather alternative: PMU, Great Hall.

-- Purdue Farmers Market. Organizer: Office of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through July; then 11 a.m.-3 p.m. August through October. North end of Memorial Mall. Suggested parking is Grant Street Garage (pay or "A" permit) or lot between Marsteller and Sheetz at Wood Street ("A" permit). Article with information about other local farmers markets. Updates etc.: Facebook | Twitter

-- Spring Fling. Employee appreciation event. For faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees (not families, friends, or other students). 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. In and around Córdova Recreational Sports Center. Lunch; numerous traditional and favorite activities. Article | Website

-- Data Science for Business and Economics Conference. Day 1 of 3. Organizer: Business Information and Analytics Center in Krannert School of Management. Welcome reception at 7 p.m. Program 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Event


Saturday, May 26

-- "All-American" Marching Band in the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, which starts at noon at North and Pennsylvania and finishes about 1:30 p.m. $ for seating; free for standing room. Details

Sunday, May 27

-- "All-American" Marching Band in opening ceremonies for the Indianapolis 500 race. 8 a.m. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Race ticket required. $. Race details



-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 on Thursdays; (except holidays).
     * Closed for summer.

-- Archives and Special Collections: "The Sixties: A Decade of Triumph, Struggle, and Change at Purdue." April-Aug. 10. Semester hours (through May 4): 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Summer hours (May 7-Aug. 17): 1-4:30 p.m. Monday. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW (enter from HSSE Library). Open house 5-7 p.m. May 23; light refreshments, children's activities, meeting exhibit curators. The library also has online exhibits; go to

-- Lawson Computer Science Building. Second floor: "Experience Color: Algorithm & Expression" by Petronio Bendito, associate professor of visual and performing arts. Third floor: "The Intersection of Art and Science" curated by Bendito and Tim Korb, retired assistant head of the Department of Computer Science. Open during building hours. News release



Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here); some performance and athletic events are marked "free" for clarity. Ticket prices are for single events unless stated otherwise. For information about series, seasons, packages, discounts, groups, promotions at games, etc., see the URLs in the next two paragraphs.

For varsity athletics tickets, go online; or call the Athletic Ticket Office, 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Mackey Complex facing Northwestern Avenue. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue. Gameday promotions in association with varsity events

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, go to a campus box office or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. Summer hours:

* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): Closed for summer.


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